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« on: June 12, 2006 04:19:58 PM »

I really want a hobo bag like this one:



I've been searching for a pattern, but I haven't found one yet. Do any of you have a suggestion, or do you know how to make one?
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006 04:44:31 PM »

Check out Berocco's site.  I think they have a similar bag  - or 2.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006 10:45:17 PM »

The closest one was a felted bag with REALLY weird construction. I don't know if I could duplicate it in a dk weight yarn and a smaller gauge. Do you have any other ideas?
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006 10:03:07 AM »

Well, do you feel comfortable tweaking a pattern to make it suit your needs?  Because there are lots of  basic hobo patterns out there:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kkc-tote.html

you could tweak this by making it a little smaller and doing an i-cord strap instead .  One of the SNB books (I think SNB nation)  has insrtructions for adding  beads while knitting.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006 12:42:25 PM »

Thanks, I think that one would work!! I think I could make it smaller by using dk weight yarn and smaller needles. Maybe Walmart (my only supply store in the area) has some cool beads or dangly things.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006 01:13:43 PM »

Cool, glad that one may work for you.  I have it on my future project list, but I don't want to do  it quite as big as that one either.  I can't really tell from your pic, but I was thinking it had an I-cord strap - I could be wrong.... but an I-cord would be better than a plain garter stitch as it wouldn't stretch out.  My walmart actually has a pretty impressive selection of yarn and beads and even purse handles, so hopefully yours does too.  Good luck with it and make sure to post pics! =)
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